First 2 Pics From ‘Need For Speed’ Highlight Aaron Paul, Scott ‘Kid Cudi’ Mescudi, Dominic Cooper & Dakota Johnson
DreamWorks and EA have released, via EW, these first two images from the upcoming video game adaptation ‘Need for Speed.’ Directed by Scott Waugh (Act of Valor) and starring Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots, Dominic Cooper, Kid Cudi, Ramon Rodriguez, Rami Malek, Michael Keaton, Dakota Johnson and Harrison Gilbertson, ‘Need for Speed’ is set for a March 14th, 2014 release.
The story tells of a local street racer (Aaron Paul) who partners with a rich and arrogant business associate (Dominic Cooper), only to find himself framed by his colleague and sent to prison. After his stint in the joint, he joins a New York-to-Los Angeles race to get revenge. But when the ex-partner learns of the scheme, he puts a massive bounty on the racer’s head, forcing him to run a cross-country gauntlet of illegal racers in all manner of supercharged vehicles.
Following the first trailer for the film, Sony Pictures has unleashed this debut poster for Jose Padilha’s remake of ‘RoboCop.’ In theaters on February 7th, 2014, the film stars Joel Kinnaman as Alex Murphy/RoboCop; Michael Keaton as Raymond Sellars, the villainous CEO of OmniCorp; Samuel L. Jackson as Pat Novak, a charismatic media mogul; Abbie Cornish as Ellen Murphy, Alex’s wife; Michel K. Williams as Jack Lewis, Alex’s former partner; Gary Oldman as Norton, the scientist who creates RoboCop and finds himself torn between the ideals of the machine trying to rediscover its humanity and the callous needs of a corporation; Jackie Earle Haley as Maddox, a military tactician responsible for training RoboCop; Jay Baruchel as Pope, the head of marketing for Omnicorp; Jennifer Ehle as Liz Kline; and Marianne Jean-Baptiste as Karen Dean, Detroit chief of police. The screenplay for ‘RoboCop’ is by Josh Zetumer and Nick Schenk, based on the 1987 motion picture written by Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner.
In ‘Prisoners,’ Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) is facing every parent’s worst nightmare. His six-year-old daughter, Anna, is missing, together with her young friend, Joy, and as minutes turn to hours, panic sets in. The only lead is a dilapidated RV that had earlier been parked on their street. Heading the investigation, Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal) arrests its driver, Alex Jones (Paul Dano), but a lack of evidence forces the only suspect’s release. Knowing his child’s life is at stake, the frantic Dover decides he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands. The desperate father will do whatever it takes to find the girls, but in doing so, he may lose himself, begging the question: When do you cross the line between seeking justice and becoming a vigilante?
Led by Hugh Jackman and Jack Gyllenhaal, ‘Prisoners’ features an all-star cast, including Maria Bello as Keller’s wife, Grace; Oscar nominees Terrence Howard and Viola Davis as Franklin and Nancy Birch, whose daughter Joy went missing with the Dovers’; Academy Award winner Melissa Leo as Alex Jones’ Aunt Holly; and Paul Dano as Alex Jones. ‘Prisoners’ is pencilled in for a September 20th release in the US and a September 27th bow in the UK. Oscar nominee Denis Villeneuve (Incendies) directs the film from an original screenplay by Aaron Guzikowski (Contraband).
I can imagine you found this role incredibly interesting, playing this true believer forced to question his beliefs. This man whose home is his castle and who sees himself as his family’s protector….?
Hugh Jackman: It was very very interesting. I really loved doing this film, you know? The fact that I got this part in what I think is a really important, suspenseful, thriller, drama that keeps you on the edge of your seat is just great. And I think it really has something to say and keeps you thinking and makes you question. You question yourself as a parent, “What would I do in this situation?
My character, in some ways I admire him. He’s a self made man, he doesn’t necessary believe in looking to other people for help or relying on other people, he’s prepared himself to look after his family – and his dedication to his family is absolutely paramount, nothing can touch it. He’s a religious man who comes under the greatest stress that someone possibly can, and I think the idea of this kind of character, who’s very much used to being in control of himself and his life – and has some secrets, some dark secrets – all of that being challenged in this cauldron of really heightened story. To me it was just an immense challenge. He’s a very different character for me; I’ve never played anything like him before. The frustration level for him is massive in this film.
UK Poster For Ridley Scott’s ‘The Counselor’ – Starring Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, Brad Pitt….
20th Century Fox has revealed this new UK poster for Ridley Scott’s ‘The Counselor.’ The crime thriller features a top-notch cast in Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz, Dean Norris, Rosie Perez, John Leguizamo, Natalie Dormer and Goran Visnjic. The story for ‘The Counselor’ follows a lawyer, simply named The Counselor (Fassbender), who gets embroiled in the drug trade and ends up fighting for his life. Pitt is playing Westray, who helps Fassbender’s lawyer get hold of a $20 million stash of cocaine. Bardem is taking the part of Reiner, a criminal who brings The Counselor into the drugs trade.
The screenplay for the film comes from one of my favorite authors, Cormac McCarthy, whose critically acclaimed books have been adapted into ‘No Country for Old Men,’ ‘The Road,’ and ‘All The Pretty Horses.’ ‘The Counselor’ is set for October 25th in the US and November 15th in the UK.
Open Road Films has unveiled this first trailer for the action thriller ‘Homefront,’ which is directed by Gary Fleder (Runaway Jury, Don’t Say A Word) from a screenplay by Sylvester Stallone and based on the book by Chuck Logan. Starring Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder, Kate Bosworth, Clancy Brown, Frank Grillo and Rachelle Lefevre, ’Homefront’ will arrive in cinemas on November 27th.
‘Homefront’ follows Phil Broker (Jason Statham), a widowed ex-DEA agent who moves his family to a quiet town hoping to escape his past. However, he finds the town to be overrun with violence, drug traffickers and an evil meth magnate named Gator (James Franco). To save his endangered family, retribution is now the only thing Broker seeks. Expect to see a trailer for the film shortly.